Ditmar Tavares is from Cape Verde by way of Canada, and he now lives just five minutes away from work in Framingham, Mass. While many of us think of Canada as a calmer version of the U.S., Ditmar lived in busy downtown Halifax, and he said he appreciates the more relaxed atmosphere in Framingham.
“Massachusetts is perfect for me,” he said.
He also likes the work he does at ComputerSupport.com. Although he was trained as a software engineer and got his first job in that area, he said he finds dealing with networks and servers more rewarding.
“I enjoy this work a lot more,” he said. “In this field there are a lot more interesting things to do. “
Ditmar said he’s a detail person, and he loves studying all aspects of IT. “I spend a lot of time reading and researching, and sometimes spending my own money going for further education,” he said.
In fact, Ditmar said, it’s not unusual for him to work from 8:30 to 5 and then go back home and study from 6 to 2 a.m.
Aside from his technical training, Ditmar, who’s 30, said he’s working on his language skills. He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and Creole. While his English is already excellent, he’s trying to perfect it so he can work more comfortably with customers. His goal is to eventually start his own company.
“I hope I can own a business pretty close to this one,” he said.